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Pokémon Riddle revival!

Discussion in 'Games' started by octoboy, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    That is absolutely....

    .........Wrong. Try again.
  2. The Walrein

    The Walrein Well-Known Member

    I never realized just how many pokemon have two horns on their head until I tried to answer this riddle!

    My guess is... Stantler! The things on its head look like antlers, but it's called the 'big horn' pokemon, so I guess they might be considered horns. Its body is 'like the dirt' in that it's colored mostly brown. The lines about fate scorning, fortune deserting, having no mother, and a sore heart all reference the Ruby/Saphire/Emerald pokedex entry for it: "Stantler's magnificent antlers were traded at high prices as works of art. As a result, this Pokémon was hunted close to extinction by those who were after the priceless antlers." If the species was hunted to near-extinction, most of the survivors probably don't have living mothers anymore, and might feel like fortune has deserted them. A Stantler's run is 'baleful' because one of their abilities is Intimidate. And they don't have an evolution, so they don't 'mature'.
  3. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    Getting much warmer, but no, it is not stantler.
  4. Tangeh

    Tangeh Well-Known Member

    Is it tauros? Similar to the last guess - it's brown, has two horns, has intimidate and anger point as abilities, is a single-stage Pokémon -but it's also a male-only Pokémon, so cannot breed naturally in the games without ditto, so would never have a mother.
  5. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    Sounds like TAUROS to me

    Upon my head, two horns
    My body, like the dirt

    Self-explanatory lines

    It is I whom fate scorns
    I, fortune did desert

    Tauros' HA is Sheer Force, which trades luck for power

    For mother, have I none

    100% Male

    So my heart is left sore

    Anger Point is another of Tauros' abilities

    So baleful is my run

    Its Speed is a quite high 110

    And I shall not mature

    Doesn't evolve into or from anything

    Therefore, my answer is TAUROS.

    @Tangeh I'm going to be so mad if you ninja'd me. I spent the last 10 minutes trying to decipher all the lines
  6. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    Ding, ding, we have a winner!

    Sorry, Mist. You did fantastically, if that's any consolation.
  7. Tangeh

    Tangeh Well-Known Member

    Oh man, sorry Mist xD can I let Mist post the next one? I've already done a riddle.
  8. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

  9. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    All right, here's a simple one:

    I can be quite aggressive, though I'm not really a bully.
    I have quite the coat, and best described woolly.
    My punches are strong, though my fury is hidden.
    I shall not lower my fists, it is forbidden.
    At the peak of condition, I find myself lost.
    In desperation, a limb of mine is tossed.
    My typing's unique, and I've a signature move.
    Were you to ask "Why both"?
    I'd reply, "I have something to prove."
  10. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Great Dreamer

    Definitely sounds like crabominable.

    It's based on the yeti crab, is able to regrow limbs it has a unique typing and a signature move.
  11. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    @Kung Fu Ferret Correct! Lines 3 & 4 were its Abilities (Iron Fist, Anger Point, Hyper Cutter). Lines 5 & 6 were references to its Pokedex entries and how it evolves on the peak of Mt. Lanakila.
  12. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Great Dreamer

    I am found everywhere
    Enter the caves if you dare
    Only of my highest form do people care
    I can't see what is out there
  13. Akkipeddi

    Akkipeddi White Yaksha

    Sounds like Zubat. Found in every cave, and people generally only care about Crobat. And they lack eyes as well.
    Kung Fu Ferret likes this.
  14. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Great Dreamer

    Sorry for the delay it was definitely Zubat
  15. Akkipeddi

    Akkipeddi White Yaksha

    I belong to a trio
    If my stats are all right
    I'm yours at level 20
    I'm the lightest of the trio
    I thrive in urban environments
  16. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    Hitmontop, right?

    It's part of the trio of Tyrogue evolutions
    Tyrogue is the only evolution who depends on stats
    It's 105.8 lbs, which is lighter than the other two
    Not sure how "thrives in urban environments" came along, unless it means "can't be found in the wild".
  17. Akkipeddi

    Akkipeddi White Yaksha

    Yeah it is Hitmontop.
  18. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    A nightmare to face
    But never against the morning sun
    And once I mature
    My intelligence crashes like the ocean
    Against a swordsman's last stand
    And so we rise with the wind
    Bringing the bard's journey to its end
    Who am I?

    This one's kind of oblique, but it IS a Pokemon.

    EDIT: Forgot a line. It's there now
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2018
  19. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    Hmm. It does seem a bit opaque, but I'm going to start by guessing inkay.

    The first two lines make me think dark type, which inkay is, and the following part mentions the ocean, which makes sense as well, inkay's being marine. The line after that suggests its unevolved, so I rule out malamar. The part about intelligence makes me think psychic type, which inkay also is, and the part with the swordsman might be referring to how despite inkay is a psychic type, it still has an advantage against the ghost-type honedge (a sword pokémon) due to its also being dark type. Not so sure about the last two lines though, but this is mostly a shot in the dark (which is the type of this pokémon, is that right?).
  20. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    Sorry, it is not Inkay. Interesting logic though. Honedge is not involved.

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